Goya's self-portrait to be exhibited for a month at Fine Arts Museum in Havana

Goya's self-portrait to be exhibited for a month at Fine Arts Museum in Havana
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14 November 2019
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Havana, November 14 (RHC) King Felipe VI of Spain and his wife, Queen Letizia, are continuing the third and final day of their official visit to Cuba with a visit to the National Museum of Fine Arts where they will loan a self-portrait of 18th-century renowned Spanish painter Francisco de Goya.

The canvas known as the late self-portrait of a 69-year-old Goya will be on display for a month starting this Thursday, following a special presentation by  the Monarchs, who are making an official visit to the island in the context of the Cuban capital's 500th-anniversary celebrations, according to Prensa Latina.

Before traveling to the eastern province of Santiago de Cuba, the Spanish Royal Couple will also visit the Center for Molecular Immunology, a closed-cycle biotechnology institution that focuses its primary research on the treatment of cancer and other autoimmune diseases.

The visit of the King and Queen of Spain will conclude in Santiago de Cuba, where they will visit the San Pedro de la Roca Morro Castle and the San Juan Hill, to pay tribute to the Spanish soldiers who fell in the Spanish-Cuban-American war of 1898, in which Spain lost its last colony in Americas.

Upon their arrival the Royal couple will go to the Morro Castle to pay tribute to  Admiral Pascual Cervera and the more than 300 Spaniards killed in the naval battle against the American fleet on July 3, 1898.

Next, their Majesties Felipe VI and Letizia, will go to the San Juan Hill east of the city, the scenario of the last land battle of the Spanish-Cuban-American war, where it is estimated some 600 soldiers lost their lives.

Edited by Jorge Ruiz Miyares

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